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Events and Workshops

The LSA Opportunity Hub hosts in-person and virtual events and workshops throughout the year to support students.

These events and workshops are an important resource for LSA undergrads—one element in a series of experiences during your time at Michigan. Each is designed to help you gain clarity about your professional path and next steps.

Internship Forum

The annual LSA Internship Forum is designed to help you navigate the internship search process and learn how to maximize the experience. Past interns will share their own experiences and tips, and Hub staff are available to work with you to identify the best next steps for you. It’s also a place to gain advice from alums, from recent grads just breaking into their industry all the way up to those with established, decades-long careers.

Check back in the Fall for the 2020-2021 Internship Forum.

Social Impact Fair

The annual LSA Social Impact Fair is a chance to explore opportunities for you to affect change on pressing issues, or to gain experience in nonprofits supporting the arts, health, and beyond. Representatives from nonprofit organizations and U-M programs will share more than 100 internships, volunteer opportunities, and part-time jobs. The experiences available range from environmental sustainability to volunteer work in shelters for domestic violence survivors. The Hub team is also on hand to discuss funding resources and specialized programs in the field, including the Applebaum Internship Program.

Check back in the Fall for the 2020-2021 Social Impact Fair.

Grad School Fair

If you’re thinking about applying to grad school (or already have it in your plans), you’ll need insight on what makes you a competitive candidate, how to secure funding, and what to expect throughout the process.

The annual Grad School Fair gathers all those resources in one place, so you can learn more about programs and application requirements and talk with current grad students across different disciplines about their experiences. It’s also a chance for undergrads to develop their plan—outlining what the next steps are on their path to admission to law, medical, business, public policy, and other graduate programs.

Check back in the Fall for the 2020-2021 Grad School Fair.

Industry Insiders

Industry Insiders offers a fresh take on professional development events: students with little previous experience are welcome and there are no wrong questions. Michigan alums who are major players in their industries are there to help you explore the field and better understand whether a particular career is right for you. Featured subjects include sales, finance, journalism, healthcare, and beyond.

The format is casual individual networking mixed with small group conversation, where alums will offer advice for breaking into their industry. Students ask questions, make connections, and leave with more clarity about their interests.

Check back in the Fall for 2020-2021 Industry Insiders.

Alum Connections

Alum Connections brings alums and students together for conversation that’s authentic and personal.

Students who participate in these in-depth talks (RSVPs fill up fast!) get the chance to ask questions directly and walk away with invaluable information. Past alum participants have included Pinterest’s Head of Community Operations Jud Hoffman, New York Times-published international photographer Kirsten Kortebein, and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller.

What sets these sessions apart is their size and format: a small group in an informal setting (dress code is come as you are). No resume exchanges or fussy suits—these sessions invite students to explore and understand, rather than compete.

Browse opportunities or RSVP to join the conversation in the LSA Opportunity Network. (And keep an eye on your inboxes, where Alum Connections are often announced!)


Develop important elements of your professional identity in the Hub’s small-group coaching workshops. These sessions cover a wide range of topics, including how to create and manage a LinkedIn profile that advances your goals, crafting a compelling cover letter, and tips for navigating your internship search.

These sessions are available in-person and virtually; learn more and RSVP in the LSA Opportunity Network.

Check back at the end of May for Spring and Summer 2020 workshops.

Hub Donuts

Throughout the year, the Hub likes to indulge students in freebies—free food and free swag! Hub Hot Chocolate is a drop-ins welcome morning with Washtenaw Dairy goodies and tons of valuable information about internship opportunities, courses designed to help you identify and meet your professional goals, funding, alum connections, and more Hub resources and services.

Check back in the Fall for 2020-2021 Hub Donuts events.

Study Breaks

Hub Study Breaks are all about student support during finals, giving you space to concentrate or work in a group, providing free food and coffee, and setting aside areas for stress relief (in the past that’s included yoga with a professional instructor, coloring, and lifesize Jenga).  

Check back in the Fall for 2020-2021 Study Breaks.